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Civic Heraldry of Peru
Héraldica de Peru

National arms of PERU

The arms were created by José Gregorio Paredes and adopted in 1825 (Law from 1825, February 25th). The field is divided per fess and the chief divided per pale. First canton shows a vicuña, in natural colour, that represents the animal kingdom. The vicuña is the national animal of Peru. The second filed shows a quinine tree. In natural colour upon white. The quinine tree is the national tree of Peru. The third field shows a cornucopia or richness horn with gold coins inside. It represents the mineral richness of the country. Two flags and national banners are supporters. As crest a green laurel crown is used.

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